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Jan Farrell is a proffesional skier & entrepreneur, born in Lancaster.

Jan was born in 1983 in Lancaster, England, the son of a Czech mother and an English father.

Jan first put on a pair of skis when he was 2 years old, and he has never missed a season since the age of five. He competed in Alpine Skiing and Cross Max (later ski-cross), before making the final move to race the Speed Ski Speed Ski World Cup circuit.

His first speed ski race was in 2011, and soon began to have success: he was ranked 9th in the world in 2012, and 5th in 2013, before winning the top spot in 2014, becoming World Cup Champion. He reached a speed of 210.035 kph. (130,510mph), thus becoming the third fastest skier in history on downhill skis, and the British Speed Dowhnill record holder.

In the 2014-15 season, Jan will for the first time compete in the Speed 1 category in the World Cup, and in the Downhill category SDH in the World Championships to be held in Andorra. His aim is to win the World Championships in the Downhill category, and two podium places and an overall minimum of his great objectives for the future is to beat seven Guinness speed records. One of his great objectives for the future is to beat seven Guinness speed records.

Jan has brought together his own team: a trainer, a ski-tech and specialist medical service. He is constantly involved in researching and developing new materials, techniques and technology with a view to improving his performance and equipment. This is complemented by intensive physical preparation on a daily basis. Jan is 1.85m tall, and during the competition season weighs 95kg. He spends 250 days a year in the gym and around 90 days on snow.

His secrets for becoming a champion are effort, perseverance, the will to win, and, most importantly, innovation and freethinking.


Heigh: 1m 85
Weigh: 94Kg
Born in September 1983

When Farrell is not skiing, you will find him in his office at Liberalia, the company he founded at the age of 18. His passion to create, investigate, develop, compete and win is a key player in his every day business life.

He is always on the lookout for new synergies, opportunities for collaboration, and fresh challenges. He is actively involved in over half a dozen firms, plays an active role in various federations, including FIS and the Madrid Ski Federation. As well as all this, Jan acts as a Mentor for budding entrepreneurs, including MBA students at IE Business School (ranked 9th in the World by the FT).

He's also a motivational speaker, and teaches technology to executives.

In his free time, Jan is a keen landscape photographer, and a qualified alpine ski instructor.

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About Jan Farrell

  • International, athlete, entrepeneur, mentor, freethinker and innovator.
  • Overall FIS World Cup Speed Ski DH Champion 2014
  • Top speed of 231.66kph (Speed Masters Vars 2015)
  • British DH record holder, third fastest in the world.
  • Top qualified British Ski racer 2012, 2013 & 2014 of all WC disciplines.


  • Organise & beat 7 Guinness World Speed records during the next 3 years.
  • Compete for the FIS Crystal Globe in the next seasons.
  • Reach 250kph in Speed 1.
  • Attempt to win a Speed Ski S1 World Championships.
  • To take Speed Skiing a step forward in the media and bring it closer to the general public.
  • Begin the "Las Leñas" competition project
  • Organise a trial competition in Spain, Iceland, Argentina and Chile.
  • Attempt world records at Vars, Les Arcs and, hopefully, at Las Leñas.
  • Look for new challenges and records to beat!
  • Jan Farrell is more than a top level athlete; he is an entrepeneur specialized in startups and business development.

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Preparation and ski season.
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What is Speed Ski?

Speed Ski is the world´s fastest non-motorized sport.

It consists of the straight-line descent of an extremely steep slope, with around a half-kilometre vertical drop.

Some pistes exceed 120% or 50º vertical drop.

Acceleration from 0 to 100m in 3.4 seconds, faster than freefall speed.

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  • 2015 - 6th Position World Cup FIS S1
  • 2014 - World Cup winner SDH
  • 2013 - 5th position SDH
  • 2012 - 9th position SDH
  • 2011 - 25th position SDH
Race results
  • 19th at Grandvalira (Andorra) World Championship - 2 March 2015 (1st race S1 category)
  • 13th at Grandvalira (Andorra) World Cup - 3 March 2015
  • 7th at Sun Peaks (Canada) World Cup - 12 March 2015
  • 12th at Sun Peaks (Canada) World Cup - 13 March 2015
  • 9th at Idre Fjäll (Sweden) World Cup - 21 March 2015
  • 6th at Idre Fjäll (Sweden) World Cup - 22 March 2015
  • 6th final FIS World Cup overall ranking 2015
  • 2nd at Vars (France) – attempt at Speed Masters world record 30 March 2014 - 210,035 kph
  • 7th at Idre (Sweden) - 16 March 2014
  • 1st at Idre (Sweden) - 15 March 2014
  • 1st at Sun Peaks (Canada) - 8 March 2014
  • 1st at Sun Peaks (Canada) - 7 March 2014
  • 1st at Pas de la Casa (Andorra) - 23 February 2014
  • 5th at Pas de la Casa (Andorra) - 22 February 2014
  • 8th at Vars (Francia) - 25 January 2014
  • 5th at Verbier (Switzerland) -Speed Masters -17 April 2013 - 194,17kph
  • 11th at Verbier (Switzerland) - 17 April 2013
  • 9th at Pas de la Casa (Andorra) - 7 April 2013
  • 6th at Idrefjäll (Sweden) - 17 March 2013
  • 6th at Idrefjäll (Sweden) - 16 March 2013
  • 4th at Sun Peaks (Canada) - 3 March 2013
  • 4th at Sun Peaks (Canada) - 2 March 2013
  • 17th at Vars (France) World Championships- 26 January 2013
  • 19th at Verbier (Switzerland) - 18 April 2012
  • 8th at Idre (Sweden) - 25 March 2012
  • 8th at Idre (Sweden) - 24 March 2012
  • 12th at Vars (France) - 18 March 2012
  • 14th at Pas de la Casa (Andorra) - 26 February 2012
  • 12th at Lackenhof am Ötscher (Austria) - 15 January 2012
  • 25th at Verbier (Switzerland)World Championships - 21 April 2011
  • 5th at Pas de la Casa (Andorra) – 13 March 2011



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Professional, charismatic athlete

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Expertise, know how:Since he started skiing 29 years ago, hard work and persevierence has led him to becoming World Cup Champion

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